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SIDDHARTHA. EINE INDISCHE DICHTUNG by  Herman HESSE - Paperback - Signed First Edition - 1922 - from Charles Agvent (SKU: 017821)

SIDDHARTHA. EINE INDISCHE DICHTUNG

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SIDDHARTHA. EINE INDISCHE DICHTUNG

by HESSE, Herman

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  • paperback
  • Signed
  • First
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Owner name of George Goetz dated 1939 on the front endpaper well above Hesse's inscription with a small stain at the bottom corn
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Berlin: S. Fischer, 1922. First Edition. Wraps. Owner name of George Goetz dated 1939 on the front endpaper well above Hesse's inscription with a small stain at the bottom corner well below Hesse's inscription. A few marginal pencil notations, likely by Goetz. Some aging to the paper but at least Very Good and very scarce when signed. Thin octavo (5-3/4" x 8-3/4") bound in the publisher's heavy brown wraps with black lettering on the front cover and a later cloth tape hand-lettered spine; [1-8], 9-146, [-147], [1, blank], [2, publisher's ads]. The true First Edition with the text in German of one of this Nobel Prize winner's two famous and important novels, the other being of course STEPPENWOLF. This copy is SIGNED in ink by the author with a brief inscription on the front endpaper. Hesse based this book on the early life of Gautama Buddha. The story of a son rebelling against his father's teaching and traditions and eventually finding true enlightenment resonated with those maturing in the 1960s and 1970s making this title something of a cult classic. It was made into a beautiful film in 1972 by Conrad Rooks.

George Goetz was a Danish Jew living in Sweden because of persecution. He maintained a correspondence with Hesse, only recently discovered, from 1939 to 1951. Their letters discussed everything from the trivial to Hesse's work and its place in Nazi Germany. One common point of interest was the German-Jewish philosopher Constantin Brunner (Goetz would later become President of International Constantin Brunner Institute.). This book as well as several other titles inscribed to Goetz were discovered with the letters and is now being offered for public sale for the first time.

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book dealer
Charles Agvent US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
017821
Title
SIDDHARTHA. EINE INDISCHE DICHTUNG
Author
HESSE, Herman
Format/binding
Wraps
Book condition
second hand - Owner name of George Goetz dated 1939 on the front endpaper well above Hesse's inscription with a small stain at the bottom corn
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
S. Fischer
Place of Publication
Berlin
Date Published
1922
Keywords
Signed; High Spots; Film Fiction; Nobel Prize; Movie Fiction; Herman Hesse; Modern Firsts; Buddhism; High Spot; Modern First Editions; German Literature
Bookseller catalogs
Movie Fiction; German Literature;

Terms of Sale

Charles Agvent

All books subject to prior sale. Payment with order; institutions may be billed. Postage additional: $11.00 for the first book, $6.00 each thereafter. Overseas postage billed at approximate cost. Pennsylvania residents must add 6% sales tax. Mastercard, Visa, and American Express accepted. We are also open to reasonable payment terms. A book may be returned within 7 days of receipt for any reason provided it is in the same condition as sent and prior notice is given. Please insure returns for their full value.

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Charles Agvent

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About Charles Agvent

We carry a diverse and select stock with major specialties including Modern and 19th Century Literary First Editions, Signed Books & Autographs (especially Presidential and Literary), and Limited Editions Club books. We have been in business since 1987 and are proud to be members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).

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octavo
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Cloth
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First Edition
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